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Prof. Allain joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering in Fall of 2013. Prof. Allain is the author of over 180 peer-reviewed and proceedings papers in both experimental and computational modeling work in the area of plasma and ion-surface interactions. Prof. Allain leads the Radiation Surface Science and Engineering Lab (RSSEL) at the University of Illinois. His research includes developing in-situ and in-operando surface structure and composition characterization of complex surfaces under low-energy irradiation designing function at the nanoscale and mesoscale. Prof. Allain has been recipient of numerous awards including the DOE Early Career Award in 2010, the Purdue Research Excellence Award in 2011, the Fulbright Scholar Award in 2015, Illinois Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow in 2016, College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research in 2017 and the 2018 American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division Technical Accomplishment Award.

Education/Academic qualification

Nuclear Engineering, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nuclear Engineering, M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keywords

  • Q Science (General)
  • Plasma Surface Interactions
  • Fusion
  • In-Situ diagnostics
  • Surface Science
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Advanced Interfaces
  • Advanced Materials
  • Irradiation
  • Biosensors
  • Diagnostics
  • Nanosynthesis
  • Plasma Engineering
  • Nanoscale
  • Mesoscale
  • Surface Modification
  • Nanopatterning
  • Semiconductors
  • Adaptive Materials
  • Extreme Environments
  • Silicon
  • Lithiated Graphite
  • Lithium
  • R Medicine
  • Stents
  • Nanocellulose
  • Nanostructured Biointerfaces
  • Biological Applications
  • Nanotechnology
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Invitro
  • Metallic Stents
  • Therapeutics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Porous
  • Metal Sponges
  • Biomaterials
  • Implants
  • Advanced Biointerfaces
  • magnetic hydrogels

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Research Output 2000 2018

Deuterium uptake and sputtering of simultaneous lithiated, boronized, and oxidized carbon surfaces irradiated by low-energy deuterium

Domínguez-Gutiérrez, F. J., Krstić, P. S., Allain, J. P., Bedoya, F., Islam, M. M., Lotfi, R. & Van Duin, A. C. T., May 21 2018, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 123, 19, 195901.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

deuterium
boron
lithium
sputtering
carbon

Effect of boronization on plasma-facing graphite surfaces and its correlation with the plasma behavior in NSTX-U

Bedoya, F., Allain, J. P., Scotti, F., LaBombard, B., Kaita, R. & Krstic, P. S., Dec 1 2018, In : Nuclear Materials and Energy. 17, p. 211-216 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasma turbulence
Plasma simulation
Magnetoplasma
Plasma devices
Plasma diagnostics

Latest Results From the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA)

Rizkallah, R., Andruczyk, D., Shone, A., Johnson, D., Jeckell, Z., Marcinko, S., Song, Z., Curreli, D., Bedoya, F., Kapat, A., Allain, J. P., Christenson, M., Szott, M., Stemmley, S., Sandefur, H., Ruzic, D. N., Maingi, R., Hu, J., Zuo, G. & Schmitt, J., Jun 2 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stellarators
heating
radii
interactions
electron cyclotron resonance

Magnetic targeting of smooth muscle cells in vitro using a magnetic bacterial cellulose to improve cell retention in tissue-engineering vascular grafts

Arias, S. L., Shetty, A., Devorkin, J. & Allain, J. P., Sep 1 2018, In : Acta Biomaterialia. 77, p. 172-181 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tissue Engineering
Tissue engineering
Grafts
Cellulose
Smooth Muscle Myocytes
Tungsten
Spark plasma sintering
Transition metals
Carbides
Powders